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Hawaii DOE Welcomes Smaller Budget Cuts But Uncertainty Remains Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Welcomes Smaller Budget Cuts But Uncertainty Remains

Hawaii’s governor lowered his target budget reduction for DOE from 10% to 2.5%, which could translate to fewer teacher layoffs and cuts to after-school activities.

DOE To Present Grim Staffing Plan But Says Teacher Layoffs Are A ‘Last Resort’ Courtesy: Hawaii Department of Education

DOE To Present Grim Staffing Plan But Says Teacher Layoffs Are A ‘Last Resort’

The Department of Education will present the schools’ proposed reorganization plans to the state Board of Education on Thursday.

Hawaii Board of Ed Denies Petition That Led to Sunshine Lawsuit PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Board of Ed Denies Petition That Led to Sunshine Lawsuit

A Kahuku mother sought to require the Department of Education to hear community members’ concerns before commenting on projects’ environmental impacts.

Teacher Training Initiative Takes Shape Under COVID-19 Federal Grant Courtesy: Hawaii Department of Education

Teacher Training Initiative Takes Shape Under COVID-19 Federal Grant

The initiative to develop digital lesson plans is being funded with $5 million in federal relief funds.

Lee Cataluna: How One Company Is Going The Extra Mile To Help Its Working Parents Courtesy Unlimited Construction

Lee Cataluna: How One Company Is Going The Extra Mile To Help Its Working Parents

Unlimited Construction has turned its Kauai workplace into a distance learning facility for employees’ kids.

The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up

Hawaii’s Department of Education requested private tutoring proposals in October to address “unprecedented issues related to student learning” due to the pandemic.

Proms Are Canceled Due To COVID-19, DOE Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proms Are Canceled Due To COVID-19, DOE Says

The superintendent issued the new guidance to schools in a memo but said a decision on graduations will be made later.

Teachers Shift Lessons to Focus on US Capitol Attack Courtesy of Jennifer Suzuki

Teachers Shift Lessons to Focus on US Capitol Attack

The mob-led insurrection at the symbolic and hallowed institution offers teachable moments in the classroom.

Hawaii Teachers Get Their Turn To Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers Get Their Turn To Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

In an update to members on Friday, the state teachers’ union said schools will begin surveying employees on their desire to receive a vaccine.